As of July 18, confirmed the COVID-19 case total from 55 African countries has reached 683,492, rising by 19,540 in 24 hours.

Reported deaths in Africa have reached 14,673 and recoveries 360,379.

South Africa has the most reported cases – 337,594, with deaths numbering 4,804. Other most-affected countries include Egypt (86,474 cases), Nigeria (35,454), Ghana (26,125) and Algeria (21,572).

The numbers are compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University (world map) using statistics from the World Health Organization and other international institutions as well national and regional public health departments. For the latest totals, see the AllAfrica clickable map with per-country numbers.

Visit the AllAfrica Coronavirus section for more coverage from across the continent. Also see: Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, World Health Organization Africa and African Arguments.

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